Today is officially Alexander’s first birthday! What better time to post the second half of his first birthday pictures?! We pretty much scheduled this portrait around whether or not these daffodils had bloomed. My father in law is a professor at Salve Regina. He was on daffodil lookout for us! A big thanks to him because we might have missed out on this awesome location!
I’ve done some engagement pictures in this same spot, but really this location was made for a little baby! Adults are just too big to get the full effect.
Time for some sweets! Alex was more interested in the candle at first…
obviously that didnt’ last long.
His mind is blown!
Alexander is turning a year old any day now! The first year goes by so fast! I am always honoured to do newborn shoots and first year portraits. I think they are such special times for the parents. Alex’s parents were married in Newport so what better spot to do his first year portrait. At first I had a different spot on the beach in mind. Just on a whim I decided to drive up the road to see if there was anything that caught my eye. I saw this boardwalk and it was a done deal! I’m so happy I spotted it! Michelle, I hope these pictures are worth the splinters and sand we had to battle!
Stayed tuned for Part Two of Alex’s birthday portrait extravaganza!!
I’m so happy that my daughter, Zoe, has a friend like Francesca. She is one of my most favorite people in the world. Francesca is spunky to say the least and full of energy. So when it was time to do her pictures I looked for some cool spots in Providence. I thought the city would fit her personality. It was definitely an adventure.
Of course Zoe had to be included in these pictures! Zoe’s Dad and Francesca’s Dad are best friends. Over the years Francesca’s Mom has become one of my closest friends. It is no wonder that these two are now as Francesca says “Best Buds”. It’s in their genes!
We drove all over town to some crazy locations! Thank you for indulging me, Liz!
Olivia just turned 7 years old in March. 7!!! She is definitely a girly girl who fancies herself a rockstar. When it was time to do her birthday portrait shoot I thought we should girl it up with a little glitz and glamour but with a seven year old kind of edge. That’s where the hot pink back drop and the twinkle tinsel stars come in! Just add Olivia and Voila! Rockstar portrait shoot, but G Rated!
Olivia did this pose with her hat and I couldn’t stop laughing! Perfect! You can see that this set is totally Olivia!
Olivia’s Mom made this cool guitar so she could have something to rock out with.
The third outfit change! Olivia had her birthday party at a roller skating rink! I love roller skates! I knew we had to incorporate them into the shoot.
The picture on the right kills me!
Ben and Jonah are brothers who have birthdays that are 2 days apart! This year Ben turned 5 and Jonah turned 2 years old. Together they are a bundle of energy! Chasing these guys around hard work! These boys have an uncanny talent. If one is sitting nicely the other one is somewhere else. When you try to bring them together the brother who was sitting nicely immediately gets up and runs away. It’s sort of amazing!
I think these pictures are so much fun! This one of Ben is the first photo I took. After this the action began…
I brought out some crinkly paper to put on the floor to add a little dimension to the pictures. As soon as it was out both boys emptied the packages and were throwing it around! I love these!!
Ben is too funny!
You know why Jonah is so happy? He just pushed his brother off of his chair!
Jonah was in love with this rocking chair! I’m surprised he didn’t try to swipe it!
Ben on the other hand was in love with the big ball of crinkle paper!
PS I made the banners in the background! Getting my craft on!